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Bradford survive

Pre-season tour
Gallen signs
Hornets sting Town
Owls shot down
Gray returns
Wijnhard crashes out
Wothington woe
Kozluk arrives
Ayre departs
First home point
Bye Bye Brucie
New manager announced
Fans show anger
9 points to safety
First home win
Ndlovu at first sight
Town leap to safety
Macari wins award
More cup woe
Ndlovu joins Blades
Jamie jumps ship
Town hit rock bottom again
Morris' McApline move
Prodigal son returns
Biggest win
QPR doomed
Nearly there
The bitter end
 
 

Huddersfield Town

Those were the days my friends

we thought they'd never end

we won the league three times in a row

we won the FA Cup and now....

It's been a tough year for the McAlpine faithful.

After threatening to win promotion or at least make the play-offs for much of last season, Huddersfield Town's best player for many years was sold to keep the bank happy and Mr Moneybags found he had a hole in his pocket.

As we embarked on year 2 of the supposed three year promotion plan to enter the hallowed world of the Premier League things could only get better - couldn't they? After all, Vile Parade continued to host the elite teams of this country so why couldn't we? With a good squad of players and a high profile manager spending the promised millions things could only get better this season.

I began writing a diary of what would hopefully be a season of great joy as we marched into the top flight for the first time in around 30 years, only things didn't turn out as I expected and 'Those Were The Days, My Friends' became a chronicle of dire performances both on and off the pitch. All the thoughts are personal and in no way reflect those of the club, in fact I would be shocked and disappointed if they did.

If you want to relive the joy and despair of Huddersfield Town's 2000/2001 campaign click on the book cover below.

Book cover

All words and thoughts by Chris except where stated.

A big thank you to Machala for putting up with me doing this and Ian for his proof reading.

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